Five Questions With Clinical Leaders Podcast Series

The AHA Physician Alliance podcast series titled "Five Questions with Clinical Leaders" features clinical leaders discussing a variety of topics related to three areas of concentration — Care Well, Lead Well and Be Well. Click on the tabs below to explore these podcasts.

Care Well podcasts focus on best practices for patient well-being, a fundamental value of the AHA Physician Alliance.

Latest Care Well Podcast

Parkland Behavioral Health Series

Reducing suicide across the inpatient, ED and outpatient settings

Today we are talking about reducing suicide across the inpatient, ED, and outpatient settings with Jenny Esparza, LCSW, Behavioral Health Social Work Manager, Parkland Health and Hospital System, and Diann Francis, LMSW, MBA, Social Work Manager Parkland Health and Hospital System.

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Parkland Behavioral Health Series

Marrying mental and physical health – Practical approaches and sustainability

Today we are talking about sustainable and practical approaches to marrying physical and behavioral health care with Minnie Matthews, Director of Global Behavioral Health at Parkland Health and Hospital System, and Dr. Pedro Fernandez, Co-Chief of Psychiatry at Parkland and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

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Parkland Behavioral Health Series

Using motivational interviewing as a tool to address suicide risk

Today we are talking about motivational interviewing and how it has been used at Parkland Health and Hospital System to assess patients for suicide risk with David Herrman, Motivational Interviewing trainer of suicide risk assessment and intervention at Parkland Health and Hospital System.

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MStefanko

Addressing Stigma with Shatterproof

In this episode Elisa Arespacochaga, Vice president of AHA's Physician Alliance sits down with Matt Stefanko of Shatterproof to discuss how they have implemented a comprehensive suite of tools to combat stigma associated with substance abuse disorder.

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RBottner

Changing the Way We Approach Opioid Use Disorder

In this episode Elisa Arespacochaga, Vice president of AHA's Physician Alliance, sits down with Richard Bottner — an affiliate faculty member at Dell  Medical School — to discuss how they have implemented an innovative treatment program to address opioid use disorder and reduce stigma.

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Increasing Capacity Through a Virtual Hospital

COVID-19 has prompted many changes in the way hospitals manage and care for their patients. As hospitals across the nation deal with the ebb and flow of COVID-19 patients and shortages of ICU beds, North Carolina’s Atrium Health has found a promising solution to increasing their inpatient capacity. Elisa Arespacochaga, Vice president of AHA's Physician Alliance, explores Atrium’s approach in this conversation with hospital leaders.

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Compassionate Care

Laura Crooks

In this episode Elisa Arespacochaga, vice president of AHA’s Physician Alliance speaks with Laura Crooks, chief executive officer of Children’s Village of Yakima in Washington state and co-founder of Chad’s Legacy Project, an organization dedicated to reducing stigma around mental illness and connecting people to treatment.

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Compassionate Care

Beth Lown

In this episode Elisa Arespacochaga, vice president of AHA’s Physician Alliance speaks with Dr. Beth Lown chief medical officer at the Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare, internist at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, and associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School.

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Compassionate Care

Emily Silverman

In this episode Elisa Arespacochaga, vice president of AHA’s Physician Alliance speaks with Dr. Emily Silverman, an internal medicine physician at the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and creator and host of The Nocturnists, a live show and podcast where doctors share stories from the world of medicine.

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Allen Weiss

Social Determinants

Developing Healthy Habits featuring Dr. Allen Weiss, now former president and CEO of NCH Healthcare System

This podcast features Allen Weiss, MD, now former president and CEO of NCH Healthcare System in Naples, FL, as he discusses the importance of helping patients to develop healthy habits early on in order to prevent illness.

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Christine Stabler

Social Determinants

Creating Community Partnerships featuring Dr. Christine Stabler, vice president for academic affairs, Lancaster Health

This podcast features Christine Stabler, MD, vice president for academic affairs at Lancaster Health located in Lancaster, PA, as she discusses the importance of thinking outside of the box to address access to care in their community.

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University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center's 2-STOP Program to Address Violence featuring Mark Berg

Mark Berg, University of Texas MD Anderson’s Director of the Employee Assistance Program talks about the 2-STOP program, a multi-disciplinary response team that is a resource to patients, families, visitors, and employees. The response team is made up the University of Texas Police Department, risk management, employee health, employee assistance program and human resources that responds to any threat of violence.

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Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Series 

Dr. Adam Myers, FACHE, CHCQM, CPHRM


Listen to the inaugural podcast featuring Adam Myers, MD. Dr. Adam Myers is Senior Vice President, Chief Medical Officer and Chief Operating Officer of Texas Health Physicians Group, and a past member of the AHA's Committee on Clinical Leadership.

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Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Series 

Dr. Cheryl Hoying of Cincinnati Children's Hospital

This podcast features Cheryl Hoying, PhD, RN discussing patient safety and quality improvement. Dr. Hoying is the Senior Vice President of Patient Services at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and is Chair-Elect of the AHA's Committee on Clinical Leadership.

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Preparing for MACRA Part One featuring Dr. Gary Loyd, Anesthesiologist at Henry Ford Health System

The first podcast in the series moderated by Dr. Jay Bhatt, CMO and SVP, AHA and President, HRET features Dr. Gary Loyd, Anesthesiologist at Henry Ford Health System as he provides a physicians perspective on preparing for MACRA.

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Preparing for MACRA Part Two featuring Ann Marie Creed, Vice President of Operations, Henry Ford Health System 

The second podcast in the series moderated by Dr. Jay Bhatt, CMO and SVP, AHA and President, HRET features Ann Marie Creed, vice president of operations at Henry Ford Health System. She shares her views on preparing for MACRA with Dr. Gary Loyd and his team at Henry Ford.

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Preparing for MACRA Part Three featuring Dr. Gary Loyd and Ann Marie Creed

The third podcast in the series moderated by Dr. Jay Bhatt, CMO and SVP, AHA and President, HRET features both Dr. Gary Loyd and Ann Marie Creed as they discuss lessons learned from preparing for MACRA and how they are moving forward.

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Lead Well podcasts focus on helping physician and administrative leaders improve the health of the enterprise and develop collaborative teams to move organizations forward

Latest Lead Well Podcast

Dr. Dawn Sears

WEL Updates Podcast Series

Dawn Sears, M.D.

In this AHA Physician Alliance podcast, Dawn Sears, M.D., a gastroenterologist at Baylor Scott and White Medical Center in Temple, Texas, shares how she applied skills learned from the Women’s Wellness through Equity and Leadership Project to the COVID-19 public health emergency. The program helps address women physician leaders’ wellness and leadership needs.

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AAhasic

WEL Updates Podcast Series

Amy Ahasic, M.D.

In this AHA Physician Alliance podcast, Amy Ahasic, M.D., section chief for pulmonary and critical care medicine at Norwalk Hospital in Connecticut, shares how she applied skills learned from the Women’s Wellness through Equity and Leadership Project to the COVID-19 public health emergency. The program helps address women physician leaders’ wellness and leadership needs.

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Adjo

WEL Updates Podcast Series

 

Janine Adjo, M.D.

Janine Adjo, M.D., chair and director of the pediatric residency program at SBH Health System Bronx, shares how she applied the skills learned from the Women’s Wellness through Equity and Leadership Project in light of COVID-19.

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WCooper

 Leading with Professional Accountability Podcast Series

Dr. William Cooper

In this episode Elisa Arespacochaga, vice president of AHA’s Physician Alliance speaks to Dr. William Cooper, Cornelius Vanderbilt professor of Pediatrics and Health Policy, associate dean for Faculty Affairs and vice president for Patient and Professional Advocacy at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.

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PSullivan

Leading with Professional Accountability Podcast Series

Dr. Patricia Sullivan

In this episode Elisa Arespacochaga, vice president of AHA’s Physician Alliance speaks to Patricia Sullivan, PhD, Chief Quality Officer at Penn Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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GHickson

Leading with Professional Accountability Podcast Series

Dr. Gerald Hickson

This episode features a conversation with Jay Bhatt, former senior vice president and chief medical officer at the American Hospital Association and Dr. Jerry Hickson, Joseph C. Ross Chair of Medical Education and Administration at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and founding director for the Center for Patient and Professional Advocacy.

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Leading with Professional Accountability Podcast Series

Dr. Craig Uthe

In this episode Elisa Arespacochaga, vice president of AHA’s Physician Alliance speaks to Dr. Craig Uthe, medical director of physician well-being at Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

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Leading during COVID-19 part one featuring Medisys Health System

In this episode Elisa Arespacochaga, vice president of AHA’s Physician Alliance speaks with Bruce Flanz, President and CEO at Medisys Health Network and Dr. Antonietta Morisco, anesthesiologist and chairperson of anesthesia at Medisys Health Network (Jamaica & Flushing Hospitals) discussing learnings and experiences as a result of COVID, specifically taking a look at the role of collaboration between clinical and administrative leaders to enable teams to be more effective together.

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Leading during COVID-19 part two featuring Henry Ford Health System

In this episode Elisa Arespacochaga, vice president of AHA’s Physician Alliance speaks with Dr. Gary Loyd, director of perioperative surgical home and anesthesiologist at Henry Ford Health System and Robert Riney, president of healthcare operations and chief operating officer at Henry Ford Health System discussing learnings and experiences as a result of COVID, specifically taking a look at the role of collaboration between clinical and administrative leaders to enable teams to be more effective together.

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Military Medicine Podcast Series

Byron Hepburn

The United States Armed Forces produces some of the best leaders in the world. By studying the way military leadership influences teamwork and cooperation, civilian organizations including hospitals and health systems are improving the way the work together and communicate.

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Military Medicine Podcast Series

 

Peter Napolitano

In this podcast, Elisa Arespacochaga, Vice President of the AHA's Physician Alliance, speaks with Colonel Peter Napolitano (Ret.) to discuss lessons to be learned from military medicine about teams, teamwork, and communication.

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AAhasic

Physician Alliance's WEL Podcast Series

Amy Ahasic, M.D.

Dr. Amy Ahasic, critical care physician and section chief for pulmonary and critical care medicine at Norwalk Hospital, participates in this podcast series highlighting the Women's Wellness through Equity and Leadership (WEL) Grant Program, a program that addresses wellness and leadership needs for women physician leaders, funded by the Physicians Foundation and in partnership with the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the American College of Physicians, and the American Psychiatric Association.

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Dr. Heather Farley

Physician Alliance's WEL Podcast Series

Heather Farley, M.D., MHYCDS, FACEP

Dr. Heather Farley, chief wellness officer at Christina Care, participates in this podcast series highlighting the Women's Wellness through Equity and Leadership (WEL) Grant Program, a program that addresses wellness and leadership needs for women physician leaders, funded by the Physicians Foundation and in partnership with the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the American College of Physicians, and the American Psychiatric Association.

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Dr. Dawn Sears

Physician Alliance's WEL Podcast Series

Dawn Sears, M.D.


Dr. Dawn Sears, chair, gastroenterology, Baylor Scott & White Health, participates in this podcast series highlighting the Women's Wellness through Equity and Leadership (WEL) Grant Program, a program that addresses wellness and leadership needs for women physician leaders, funded by the Physicians Foundation and in partnership with the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the American College of Physicians, and the American Psychiatric Association.

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Dr. Janine Adjo

Physician Alliance's WEL Podcast Series

Janine L. Adjo, M.D., FAAP

Dr. Janine L. Adjo, vice chairman, Department of Pediatrics for SBH Health System, participates in this podcast series highlighting the Women's Wellness through Equity and Leadership (WEL) Grant Program, a program that addresses wellness and leadership needs for women physician leaders, funded by the Physicians Foundation and in partnership with the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the American College of Physicians, and the American Psychiatric Association.

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Stephen Klasko

 

Physicians Embracing their Entrepreneurial Side featuring Dr. Stephen Klasko, MBA

This podcast features Dr. Stephen Klasko, MBA, president and CEO of Thomas Jefferson Hospital and Jefferson Health in Philadelphia, PA, as he discusses the changing health care environment and the skills that are most valuable as leaders in creating optimism for the future. 

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Tom Yackel

Successful Leadership featuring Dr. Tom Yackel, MPH, CPE, FACHE

This podcast features Dr. Tom Yackel, MPH, CPE, FACHE, president of MCV Physicians and senior associate dean for clinical affairs, VCU School of Medicine in Richmond, VA, as he discusses the combination of successful leadership skills needed for physicians to be effective leaders.

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David Perlstein

Playing to Your Strengths featuring Dr. David Perlstein, MBA, FAAP

This podcast features Dr. David Perlstein, MBA, FAAP, president and CEO of SBH Health System in Bronx, NY as he discusses the most important skills for physician leaders; desire and willingness to listen while keeping the patient at the center.

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Race and Medicine: A Physician's Perspective featuring Dr. Sachin H. Jain

Dr. Jain shares an excerpt from his article, "The Racist Patient" from the Annals of Internal Medicine and discusses the prescription for medical culture that allows patients to cross the line with racial discrimination, how to support all care providers with direct contact with difficult patients, and practitioner ideas and care delivery innovations to protect staff and provide better service. Dr. Jain is chief executive officer (CEO) at CareMore Health System, an innovative health plan & care delivery system, a consulting professor of medicine at the Stanford University School of Medicine and a contributor at Forbes.

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Addressing Domestic Abuse featuring Dr. Patrice Weiss, FACOG  

Helping to halt domestic violence and child abuse has been a key focus for Carilion Clinic in Virginia. In this podcast Dr. Patrice Weiss, CMO of Carilion Clinic, talks about Carilion's work in addressing domestic abuse in their community.

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Jay Bhatt

Adaptive Leadership Series

Introduction to Adaptive Leadership

This podcast discusses HRET’s Adaptive Leadership for Medicine training physicians and administrators can attend to develop insights and resilience needed to lead change when facing complex systemic problems in uncertain times at their organization. Attendees participate in interactive exercises and share their own experiences in a case by case setting. Listen to Dr. Jay Bhatt, former president of HRET and CMO, discuss this exciting opportunity.

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David Ryerse

Adaptive Leadership Series

David Ryerse, CEO, Daniels Memorial Healthcare Center - Scobey, MT

We hadn’t been getting the feedback we needed on administrative rounding. People weren’t comfortable telling us everything so we took an adaptive leadership approach looking at individuals and process, applying diagnostic root cause pieces to dig up what’s happening in each department, our facility and perceptions that were getting in the way. Part of that diagnostic work was considering underlying causes – sometimes not clinical at all but personality conflicts – and identifying how we develop staff with coordination and teamwork skills, working with people with whom they may not want to work. Through the adaptive leadership process, we have staff step back to think how their role – what they do day-to-day – impacts our organizational mission. Today, we have a much more active, more engaged staff and get real-time results. 

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Ward VanWichen

Adaptive Leadership Series

Ward VanWichen, former CEO Philips County Hospital - Malta, MT

While everyone in health care is trying to reach the same goal, and that goal is always to better care for our patients and communities – my observation as both a clinician and administrator is that timelines drive a lot of frustration. Clinically, things move pretty quickly, but administratively the necessary practices and processes make those timelines longer. Adaptive leadership skills helped our organization overcome some of the negativity tied to that frustration. It gave us the skills to shift perspective as a team and go beyond regular communications which hadn’t been enough. Fundamentally, we all approach challenges and concerns assuming positive intent, pausing to look at others’ perspective, be diagnostic to better assess, interpret and intervene and perhaps most important, take care of ourselves and help each other do that. 

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Be Well podcasts focus on physician well-being, detailing actions everyone can take to address burnout in their organization while helping themselves and colleagues on the road to resilience.

Latest Be Well Podcast

Podcast Series

Leadership Beyond the Pandemic

Nurse leaders captured the spirit of innovation as they faced challenges during the pandemic to provide care in a high census, high acuity crisis. AONL’s podcast, part of the new series Leadership Beyond the Pandemic, captures these innovations in care delivery with creative adaptations in technology, job role redesign and community outreach.

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Institute for Healthcare Excellence National Taskforce Podcast Series

Skills Needed to Address Burnout at the System Level

In this episode Elisa Arespacochaga, vice president of AHA’s Physician Alliance speaks with Dr. William Maples, president and CEO at the Institute for Healthcare Excellence and Dr. Bridget Duffy, chief medical officer of Vocera Communications.

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Institute for Healthcare Excellence National Taskforce Podcast Series

Skills Needed to Address Burnout at the System Level

In this episode Elisa Arespacochaga, vice president of AHA’s Physician Alliance speaks with Dr. William Maples, president and CEO at the Institute for Healthcare Excellence and Dr. Bridget Duffy, chief medical officer of Vocera Communications.

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Institute for Healthcare Excellence National Taskforce Podcast Series

What Are the Leadership Needs to Address Burnout

In this episode Elisa Arespacochaga, vice president of AHA’s Physician Alliance speaks with Dr. William Maples, president and CEO at the Institute for Healthcare Excellence and Dr. Ronald Paulus, president and CEO of RAPMD Strategic Advisor’s and executive in residence at General Catalyst. Dr. Paulus is the immediate past president and CEO of Mission Health.

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Be Well:  Preventing Physician Suicide Series featuring Dr. Michael Weinstein, M.D., Dr. Heather Farley, M.D., and Dr. Michael Myers, M.D., MBE, MPH

This podcast series builds on existing resources to foster well-being, such as the AHA Physician Alliance's Well-Being Playbook as well as EDC's Suicide Prevention Resource Center which provides technical assistance, training and materials.

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Masterclass:  Discussing Burnout and the Physician Leadership Experience featuring Dr. Tom Jenike, M.D. 

This podcast series features Dr. Tom Jenike, chief human experience officer and senior vice president at Novant Health in Charlotte, NC, as he highlights how professional success can come at a high personal and professional cost, and how one organization is addressing the root causes.

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Discussing Resiliency and Burnout featuring Dr. Patrice Weiss, FACOG 

This podcast features Dr. Patrice Weiss, executive vice president and CMO of Carilion Clinic in Roanoke, VA, as she discusses the importance of talking about resiliency and burnout. In this podcast Dr. Weiss describes why it is so important to educate people on the dimensions of well-being and for organizations to do the best that they can to address this issue.

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Building a Resiliency Strategy featuring Dr. Ronald Paulus, MBA

This podcast features Dr. Ron Paulus, president and CEO of Mission Health in Asheville, NC, as he discusses the work being done at Mission Health to improve resilience among staff. In this podcast, Dr. Paulus highlights the important elements of building a successful resilience strategy and how to include well-being in return on investment (ROI).

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Frank Byrne MD

Changing Culture featuring Dr. Frank Byrne

This podcast features Dr. Frank Byrne, president-emeritus at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison, WI, as he discusses the importance of changing the culture that currently makes asking for help hard. Dr. Byrne discusses examples of the work that has been done in St. Mary’s Hospital to change the culture. Additionally, he discusses the importance of leaders being able to recognize their own vulnerability.

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Recruiting Doctors in Rural Areas featuring Ben Anderson, MBA, MHCDS

In this podcast Ben Anderson, CEO of Kearny County Hospital describes how a small, rural hospital on the brink of closing took a big chance on an unorthodox approach to recruit physicians including, offering four-day work weeks, limited on-call commitment and time off for international service work.

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